March 2009

The scope and the scale of the current economic crisis have depleted the resources
of local and state governments. The budget cuts that are currently being forced
on police agencies are substantial and likely to grow. Partnerships offer one way
for agencies to continue pursuing their law enforcement goals while offsetting costs
that would otherwise be prohibitive. This issue describes three of the countless
partnership opportunities available. Photos courtesy of North Shore Credit Union;
billboard image courtesy of Lamar Advertising.